30 Failure Quotes That will change your life

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30 Failure Quotes That will change your life

Many people imagine that success is achieving what you want after completing a series of particular actions. But when you don’t receive the results you expected, it can critically damage your self-esteem and willpower to continue thriving.

The average person normally think of failure as proof of their inability to do what they originally set out to do. They believe that they aren’t smart or skilled enough to complete a task and give up as a result.

That thought process is nothing but an illusion

Every successful person you see today failed a variety of times. For example:

Thomas Edison’s teachers told him he was “too stupid to learn anything.” But he ended up inventing the devices that would forever change the world. Not to mention he’s over the patent of 1000 other inventions.

Sir Isaac Newton’s mother had pulled him out of school during his childhood so that he could work on their family’s farm. But he didn’t settle for that lifestyle. He continued on with his education and became one of the greatest scientists of all time.

A personal favorite is Albert Einstein. When he was a boy, his teachers neglected him because he had problems learning the same way as the other children. But as well all know, not only did he later win the Nobel Prize in physics, but his theories continue to help mankind today.

The only reason you don’t know too much about many people failures is because their success is often shined at more than their failures. People usually prefer to only reveal the pretty side of the picture and not face what it takes to reach their level of success.

Not too many people are aware of the horrible truths that come before success. They aren’t aware of the frightening reality of working day and night for weeks and months.

The first part of breaking failure legs is accepting the reality of occasionally tripping over your own toes.But there’s nothing wrong with that because it’s a golden rule (Said by Warren Buffet) that humans will learn better from their mistakes. (Or from the mistakes of others.)

How you view failure will determine the entire aspect to your destiny. If all you mentally prepared for was a smooth pathway of success and happiness, it will damage your reality whenever you spot a rock on the road.

Nobody wants to fail but it happens and if they’re aren’t willing to accept their mistakes, they forever remain trapped in the past. They doubt their own abilities to successfully achieving it next time and settle for something easier.

People are quick to aim for smaller goals that give them no challenges just to continue feeling on top of the world. They’d rather continue taking the comfort side of life and feel like champions.They blur out the harsh truths they refuse to accept and continue living blindly to avoid facing their own flaws.

What makes a true champion?

Embrace that such as success, failure is a natural part of learning. You understand what not to do next time and strengthen your weaknesses. Don’t dwell on how you’re horrible you are. Attack those insecurities by beating it until it shuts up.

Our immune system works the same way. We need to get sick before our bodies understand how to fight off a disease along with any other greater ones. The way our cells operate keep us safe because it repairs itself after experiencing a temporarily breakdown.

Your cells don’t give up because some flu managed to make you sick and they failed to prevent that. Those white blood cells accept reality, destroy those petty bugs, and build you stronger to prevent it from happening again.

Now it’s your turn. Here are 30 failure quotes that can transform your life:

1. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.”
Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

2. “If you fall, you fall,” Elodin shrugged. “Sometimes falling teaches us things too.” In dreams you often fall before you wake.”
Patrick Rothfuss

3. “Look at Charlie Brown’s face. Would you please hold still a minute Charlie Brown? I want Linus to study your face. Now this is what you call a failure face, Linus. Notice how it has failure written all over it. Study it carefully Linus. You rarely see such a good example. Notice the deep lines, the dull vacant look in the eyes. Yes, I would say this is one of the finest examples of a failure face that your liable to see for a long while.”
Charles M. Schulz

4. “One often has to do what they have to do in order to do what they want to do; however if you only do what you want to do then you will never do what you have to do!”
C. Moorer, From Failure to Promise: An Uncommon Path to Professoriate

5. “I dreamt — marvellous error! — that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures.”
Antonio Machado

6. “We must allow ourselves to think, we must dare to think, even though we fail. It is in the nature of things that we always fail, because we suddenly find it impossible to order our thoughts, because the process of thinking requires us to consider every thought there is, every possible thought. Fundamentally we have always failed, like all the others, whoever they were, even the greatest minds. At some point, they suddenly failed and their system collapsed, as is proved by their writings, which we admire because they venture farthest into failure. To think is to fail, I thought.”
― Thomas Bernhard, Extinction

7. “I’d rather be a failure in something that I love than a success in something that I hate.”
― George Burns

8. “And of course, there is always the F for failure. F for failing falling festering failure. F for fault. F for forgotten.”
― Marcella Pixley, Without Tess

9. “You get used to success and you start to expect it—and that’s when you fail. Luckily for me, I can’t possibly fail, precisely because I always fail.”
― Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

10. “How many stopped-up men and women does it take to produce one Einstein? Ten? A thousand? A hundred thousand? … So this is what Einstein meant when he looked me in the eye that day and said, I would be nothing without you. It was not success he saw written in my face. He saw, rather, that I would never accomplish anything at all.”
― Rana Dasgupta, Solo

11. “If things go wrong, you don’t have to accept you made a bum decision.”
― Dorothy Koomson, My Best Friend’s Girl

12. “You become a leader when you believe in what you can do. The eagle believes it can soar; it doesn’t believe it can swim. The day the eagle will attempt to swim will be the day it will fail!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Watchwords

13. “But we fall only that we might rise, Alfred. All of us fall; all of us, as you say, screw up. Falling is not important. It is how we get up after the fall that’s important.”
― Rick Yancey, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp

14. “Although claiming my true identity as a child of God, I still live as though the God to whom I am returning demands an explanation. I still think about his love as conditional and about home as a place I am not yet fully sure of. While walking home, I keep entertaining doubts about whether I will be truly welcome when I get there. As I look at my spiritual journey, my long and fatiguing trip home, I see how full it is of guilt about the past and worries about the future. I realize my failures and know that I have lost the dignity of my sonship, but I am not yet able to fully believe that where my failings are great, ‘grace is always greater.’ Still clinging to my sense of worthlessness, I project for myself a place far below that which belongs to the son, (p. 52).”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming

15. “Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.”
― Ziad K. Abdelnour

16. “…at some point you need to stop looking out at others and start looking inward, at yourself, at your own accomplishments, at your own foibles, at your own successes and your own failures. It’s only when you begin to look inward that you can begin to have an effect on those out there, the ones with the greedy eyes and outstretched hands.”
― Scott F. Falkner

17. “Admire the efforts of a failure like you admire the beauty of a sunset.”
― Amit Kalantri

18. “The changes we make in life often happen when we have a degree of certainty. However, the pain of our past failures and the fears of our peers often fuel our uncertainty. This inability to predict the future is why people find themselves stuck and unable to move forward. They don’t want to feel the emotions of failure. They prefer to talk themselves into settling for an “okay” life, rather than the life they really want. However, failure is a matter of perspective! Is it not failure when you don’t take a chance on the one thing you need? There is no happiness in regret, staying safe or settling for anything less than what you can have through action.”
― Shannon L. Alder

19. “At one point, so many people had assembled on the bridge that linked the ship to the shore that the timbers began to creak and groan. Suddenly, there was a tremendous crack and a hundred or more people were plunged into the muddy river. Wiser heads might have seen this as a warning that Elizabethan technology did not always match its enthusiasm.”
― Giles Milton i Samurai William i

20. “We can regret something that we did , we can regret something that we didn’t do; but the only thing that we can not afford to regret is regretting being ourselves”
― Hisham Fawzi

21. “If you plan for failure, then you are expecting to fail. If you plan for success, you’ll be successful. Once you start making a ‘Plan B’, you distract from ‘Plan A’, and the moment you start believing there are other options, you start settling for less.”
― A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

22. “My greatest concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are concerned with your failure.”
― Abraham Lincoln

23. “As it was, she always did whatever occurred to her, which was, admittedly, not difficult for someone in her position, coming from a background where rick of failure was minimal; in fact, you had to work hard to fail in her world.”
― Hanif Kureishi

24. “You will fail. That’s great. Here’s a secret for you – that’s the only way you can learn. Learning has to cost you something. If you fail but learn something from your failure, you will grow.”
― Stella Adler, The Art of Acting

25. “If integrity is considered a virtue, it may be because most people lack integrity. Also, as only a few succeed in their pursuits, some may link failure with a lack of integrity. But this is not fully true. When you reason it out, you might conclude that honest people are more likely to fail and the dishonest rise faster.”
― Awdhesh Singh, The Secret Red Book of Leadership

26. “Luck comes and goes; you have to seize it. Bad luck comes and goes; it must be overcome. But I will never, never sit at the side of the road showing my wounds and shouting, ‘It’s destiny’!”
― Jean Van Hamme, Dutch Connection

27. “Dispassionately, reasonably, he contemplated the failutre that his life must appear to be. He had wanted friendship and the closeness of friendship that might hold him in the race of mankind; he had had two friends, one of whom had died senselessly before he was known, the other of whom had now withdrawn so distantly into the ranks of the living that… He had wanted the singleness and the still connective passion of marriage; he had had that, too, and he had not known what to do with it, and it had died. He had wanted love; and he had had love, and had relinquished it, had let it go into the chaos of potentiality. Katherine, he thought. “Katherine.”

And he had wanted to be a teacher, and he had become one; yet he knew, he had always known, that for most of his life he had been an indifferent one. He had dreamed of a kind of integrity, of a kind of purity that was entire; he had found compromise and the assaulting diversion of triviality. He had conceived wisdom, and at the end of the long years he had found ignorance. And what else? he thought. What else?

What did you expect? he asked himself.”
― John Williams, France: Summer 1940

28. “If today shows no results, that doesn’t mean the past wasn’t working or the present isn’t working. It just means we see only part of the picture. Faith believes God is working in every part of the process.”
― Deb Brammer, I Survived!: 5 Bible Characters Who Survived Disasters

29. “Strong leaders are not the ones who do everything right. They are the ones to put a plan together, take risks, make mistakes, humbly admit their mistakes, take responsibility for failures, make necessary changes, do not fear correction, and with the trust of their followers and the team of which they were leading! -Clarity:Focusing on what matters / Week 40”
― -Shandel Slaten

30. “No matter what you are dealing with in life, be it resentment or regret, bitterness or sadness, anger or apathy, hatred or hesitation, depression or disempowerment, disappointment or other destructive anxieties, painful envy or emotional turmoil, fear of isolation or thoughts of failure, keep in mind that if you are positive, positivity will find you and embrace you!”
― Widad Akrawi



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Besides being random and dealing with ADHD from time to time, Michael Gregory II is the CEO of the Self Development Workshop. He’s traveled to over a dozen countries, counselled a variety of people, and continues furthering his knowledge in self-development, depression, and mastering your happiness. On his lazy days, he enjoy watching people, reading in Starbucks, and speaking to random strangers. (Yeah, he’s weird.)

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